Has anyone been in those super pricey tech conferences
For example tech conferences like strata or amazon re:Invent all sell their ticket prices easily to 2000+. I am generally quite interested in blockchain technology and want to learn more about what is the the current most up to date achievement and there is a blockchain conference for which I find their talks “looks” interesting but they also ask for 500+ dollars for admission. Same for other conferences cools stuff I want to catch up like data. Any solid looking conferences ask for super high priced admission tickets.There are some local free ones that I have been to but usually I don’t find them very informational. Just a lot of local startups trying to sell their idea/products. Curious whether I should try at least one of the non-free conferences.
Why are these tech conferences so expensive? Can somebody been to these conferences share thought whether they really worth such big money? Do you really see them helpful/informational?